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point, bracing for protests. thousands battling over michigan's right to work. will the governor reconsider the controversial measure. >>> and president obama and house speaker boehner mum on fiscal cliff negotiations. and a sign that a deal could be near. >>> new world order, the economy growing at an enormous rate in china, and in a few years it will surpass the u.s. what it means, coming up. >>> dozens of homes damaged in the south, ripping off roofs and damaging trees. more to come. stamp watch, straight ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school
it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> welcome back. >>> michigan is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. workers are expected to voice their disapproval today at the state capital. even president obama stepping into the fray during a visit yesterday to a daimler truck factory in redford, michigan. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> alison kosik is in lancing with the latest for us. if we could take this to the 101 level here. explain right to work. >> it essentially means if this law passes, the right to work law, even it passes here in michigan, it means if you are looking for work in michigan you wouldn't be forced to pay union dues 0 are join a union as a condition to get a job or keep a job. for a state like michigan which was built on unions, it really is a huge sea of change here. and it comes with an element of symbolism as well. especially since unions are so engrained in this state.
. and the president heads to michigan today trying to put pressure from inside the u.s. as he tries to raise awareness of and really push republicans from outside washington to increase tax rates. >> brianna keilar, thank you, brianna. >> we'll talk with newark mayor cory booker about the cliff negotiations. >>> authorities in mexico have found the wreckage of a small plane they believe was carrying popular american banda singer jenni rivera. no survivors on the plane crash. they took off from monterrey, mexico and were heading to an airport near mexico city. the wreckage is in nuevo leon. more from rafael romo. >> jenni rivera won two billboard music awards and sold more than 50 million records in a career that spanned just over a decade. not only that, she was also an incredible businesswoman. she owned a company that created and marketed her own music. a fragrance, jeans factory and also a -- a company that manufactured and sold some of her products some of she's very well known by mexican americans in the united states and just as popular in mexico. and you can imagine this morning, soledad, many
opponents are expected to converge on michigan's capitol today. the protest is expected to swell to thousands tomorrow when the state house and senate will try to hammer out a final version which will make michigan the 24th right to work state. supporters say the legislation will spark economic growth and encourage fairness. opponents say it will lower wages and benefits and hurt the middle class and that strong unions built michigan's middle class. >> so fedex is bracing for the busiest day ever. ever. the company is expecting to handle 19 million packages today. that's 200 packs per second. the internet sales are booming and that is increasing volume by 10% over last year. >> i just ordered a ton last night. >> you're single-handedly responsible -- >> i'll be part of that. get it on time. that's all i say. the daring rescue of an american held in afghanistan comes at a very steep price. we're going to go live to the pentagon for more on the top secret mission. that's coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discov
. there had been a ban in place that michigan during the clinton administration. but it was allowed to expire and it's not been renewed. anyone that can buy a pistol can buy one of these weapons. that bush master .223, that's the same caliber our military carried in vietnam and since it's used in the m-16 and m-4 automatic rifles. in this case, you would have to keep pulling the trigger, but you can fire as many bullets as quickly as you can pull the trigger with that gun and the two handguns. >> and for the benefit of our viewers, who are not familiar with guns. the term semiautomatic means you keep pulling the trigger, you don't hold it down once, but you don't have to do something to shoot again. >> that's correct. and in the case of a semiautomatic pistol, the bullets are fed in through a magazine and they can range in size from seven or eight rounds to 15 rounds. the two guns you've been showing pictures of would appear to be the 15-round standard sized magazines for those guns. but you can buy extended magazines as was seen in other shootings in the past that can go 30 rounds or even mo
winds off lake michigan. winds battering the indiana and illinois coastline. this will continue to push toward the east. more snow coming down. the heaviest amounts will begin to wind down, unless you live downwind of one of the great lakes. that lake effect snow will kick into gear. new york, a messy, messy start to your day. philadelphia as well. all up and down the i-5 corridor where it's a bit of a mix. winter storm watches and advisories are posted. the i-95 corridor will be mostly in the form of rain today. big travel day, obviously, for the holidays. it's going to put the brakes on chicago, new york, boston, all the northeast airports. >> as lots of people are trying to travel in and out. thank you so much. joining us to talk about the conditions in chicago is carmen assula from the illinois department of transportation. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the conditions right now. what's the situation there? >> right now the temperatures are under freezing, so we're watching for freeze back conditions, the fact that the temperatures didn't decline until after midn
. michigan, parts of indiana, blowing, drifting snow, wind gusts on the shores much lake michigan over 0 mil50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in state
together in michigan while they were both recovering from their injuries from world war ii. two great friends. soledad back to you in newtown. >> my goodness and the story of what he did, what happened when he lost his arm and how he was able to save himself in world war ii, that is an incredible story. thanks, john, appreciate it. >>> the horror of newtown brings to mind so many other shootings, the assassination attempt on arizona congresswoman gabby give fords, january 8th of 2011 and left six people dead. among those wounded was ron barber, giffords district director. he took down when she stepped down. he won a full term last month. congressman barber thank you for being with us. >> good morning, thank you for having me on. >> it's my pleasure. what was it like to hear about this tragedy? it's not even been two years since the shooting that injured you and injured gabby giffords. does it just take you back to that day to almost two years ago? >> yes, it did, and it did for my whole family, particularly my grandchildren, who were affected then, and i think even more profoundly aff
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